By C. K. Stead
Every morning for the final thirty years, C. ok. Stead has written fiction and poetry. Shelf lifestyles collects the simplest of his afternoon paintings: experiences and essays, letters and diaries, lectures and opinion items. during this newest assortment, a sequel to the profitable Answering to the Language, the author at paintings, and booklet Self, Stead takes the reader via 9 essays in ‘the Mansfield file’, collects works of feedback and evaluation in ‘book talk’, writes within the ‘first individual’ approximately every little thing from David Bain to Parnell, and eventually bargains a few fresh reflections on poetic laurels from his time as New Zealand poet laureate. all through, Stead is classic Stead: transparent, direct, clever, decisive, personal.
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